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Blakesley Hall

Blakesley HallThe Great Parlour

The beautiful Elizabethan house is one of the oldest buildings in Birmingham and is a typical example of Tudor architecture. It was built in 1590 by Richard Smalbroke, a member of one of Birmingham’s leading merchant families, and was designed to show the wealth and status of the owner.
The traditional herb garden, orchard and grounds are a peaceful haven for visitors, and for butterflies and birds! At Blakesley Hall we have created a herb garden similar to the one we think the Smalbroke family would have had in Tudor times. It is home to a wide variety of plant species, all with their own unique histories and uses.

main photo credit: Verity E Milligan

detail pictured : The Great Parlour

Detailed Information



Blakesley Road,
B25 8RN.

Tel: 0121 348 8120
Contact Person(s): Laura Cox



    • Adult - £8
      Concession - £6

    • Child (3-15) - £5

    • Family of 4 - £20

    • Annual Membership is available, which allows unlimited access to Birmingham Museums sites.
      FREE entry to shop, café and grounds.

Opening Hours 2023

    • Open Thursday – Saturday, 11am – 4pm, from Thursday 1 June - Saturday 4 November 2023.

    • The Hall will be open 12pm - 4pm, last admission at 3pm. Admission charges apply. Pre-booking advised.

    • The café and gardens are open from 11am - 4pm, free entry.


  • Visitor Centre
  • Exhibition Gallery
  • Shop.
  • Tea room.
  • Toilets.
  • School's Service


  • Guided tours.
  • Talks.
  • Special Events.
  • Meeting Room hire.
  • Weddings.

Disabled Visitors

  • Access to ground floor of hall.
  • Access to visitor centre.

How to get there:

  • Bus: Nos 96 & 97 from City Centre, No 11 Outer Circle.
  • Car/coach:

    M6 Junction 4, join M42 (Junction 7) going south for one junction. Come off at Junction 6 and take A45 towards City Centre. Leave A45 at the Swan Island Yardley (A4040). The Hall is signposted from this island.

    M5 Junction 4A, join M42 at Junction 1 and stay on until Junction 6. Take A45 towards City Centre (then follow directions above).

    From Birmingham City Centre, take A45 to Coventry/Birmingham International Airport. Turn left at Yardley Swan Island (A4040). The Hall is signposted from the island.


  • Cars: car park on site.
  • Coaches: coach park on site.

Average Length of Visit

  • 1 - 3 hours.

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